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Published on Dec 4, 2011
Original music and lyrics by Ronna DeLoe. Find us at www.freezeframebandsite.com.
Performers: Ronna DeLoe, keys and vocals; Dwight Burtis, flute and vocals; Harry DeLoe, timbales and vocals; Kevin Martin, guitar, congas and vocals; John Keyser, drums; bass player. Video editing and audio by Mark Francis at My Thrill Studio, Winterport, Maine; www.mythrillstudio.com. Video by Kate Tardif.
Freeze Frame was a Maine-based band, found at www.freezeframebandsite.com. Freeze Frame was: Ronna DeLoe, keys, synthesizer, organ and vocals; Harry DeLoe, alto, tenor and baritone sax, congas, bongos, timbales and vocals; Mara Steinhardt, clarinet, alto sax and vocals; guitar; drums; female lead vocalist; and bass. Freeze Frame was part of the 99%, pooling its resources to record this audio and video. Freeze Frame had Maine roots but also had some members originally from New York and New Jersey.
Chorus: Occupy, Occupy We're the 99, Reaching out, out of reach We're told everything is fine, Middle class, lower class, Now we're all the same, Mad as hell, won't give in, To their money game. (Last time: To their stinkin' game).
Verse 1: Woke up this morning, looked at my bank book, Saw my health care costs are a-rising, Have my choice of heat, food or doctors, Something's gotta give, you know what I'm a-losing, Houses near me facing bank foreclosure, Sorry faces work for the minimum, Sorrier faces look for employment, Can't find work despite how hard we're trying.
Verse 2: See the man he pays me by the hour, No sick time, also no vacation, Credit cards maxed out, and the fees are criminal, This glam train left me at the station, Countries in the west the same as Europe, People starving all over Africa, Tempers rising, tax breaks for rich men, Don't want a handout, just want a sliver.